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VOLUME V-PABT I
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! 19.—Substitute the following for the Table oa this pacre;—
Name of DiaWt,
JN'ame of Dialed.
Central or Standard
Western (including Kb&ria Thar, Mai
Poh&ria. and Saraki snb-diale<'ts) . 3,9(}7.()41
Northern (inclnding tfce KocK and Siri-
puria Siib-dialecte) . . . , 6,10S.553
Hajbangsl (including Babe sub-dialect) . 3.216,371
Eastern (including Haijoug and East-
Central Rub-dialects) . t; 14,649,430
TOTAL for Assam
(including Chakma) . j
TOTAL for Bengal .
Ad&~~ Assam Total , . .'
Add — South-Eastern Bengali, spoken ia '
ToTAiJor Bengali spoken in the!
Bengali-speaking area . , J 41,597,298
1 These figures are not \\ympA or special local returns.
l>a,ge SS.—Svfoiitifle the following for the last fire lines on this page :— We thus
arrive at the following result : —
Total number of people speaking Bengali at home . 41,597,2%
„ olsewhere in the Lower Provinces 00,6^8
„ elsewhere in India .
Grand Total of people who speak Bengali in India
Hosten, in his paper iu 'Bengal Past and Present'
(Vol. IX), mentioned below under * Authorities,1 describes an account of the Bengali
Alphabet older than that of Chcunberlayne. He says :—
c It was published with a Burmese alphabet in 1692 in a work containing observa-
tions by the Jesuit Fathers Jean de Foutenay, Guy Tachard, Etienne KoeJ and Claude
Be/e. The title of the book is Observations Physique* et XatMwcttique* povr servir a
I'hisloire mlnrelle, ei a la perfection de lAttrwwte el de la Geographic; JSwoyc'es